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Comment: Re:Technology evolves. Move on. (Score 1) 313

by LihTox (#49756727) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Dumb Phone?

I have a flip phone* with T-Mobile, no data plan, and I spend maybe $50/YEAR. Because I hardly ever call anyone on it, and I don't text. I have an iPod Touch which I use on WiFi.

Also, my flip phone is tiny, and I can drop it without worrying about the screen cracking.

*Mind you, I'm not a big fan of my current phone, which I got for cheap at Toys-R-Us, and I'm reading this topic with interest. My original flip phone was from Samsung and it lasted forever.

Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score 1) 622

by LihTox (#49537369) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs

And that's the problem: one buys an SUV or minivan for the few times a year they need one (or "just in case"), and then drive it around town the rest of the year when it's overkill. Maybe renting a minivan for vacation is the answer (though rentals can make people uncomfortable), or maybe there's some other solution we haven't figured out yet. (A Smart car that transforms into a minivan. Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch! :)

Comment: Re: Maybe it's time these companies learn... (Score 5, Insightful) 124

by LihTox (#49366115) Attached to: SeaWorld and Others Discover That a Hashtag Can Become a Bashtag

And if Walmart has the lowest prices in town (or maybe the ONLY prices in a small town), and if you're on a tight budget, you might not have a choice in where you shop, love it or hate it. It's like saying, "Wow, everyone must love the DMV, there's always a long line whenever I go!" :) Or as another example, I lived in Chicago for 5 years and I took public transportation everywhere, and I HATED it, but I hated the thought of driving in Chicago even more.

Comment: Re:But *are* there enough eyes? (Score 1) 255

by LihTox (#48724507) Attached to: 2014: The Year We Learned How Vulnerable Third-Party Code Libraries Are

Potentially, yes. But open source may be running into the Bystander Effect (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect):
"The bystander effect, or bystander apathy, is a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. The probability of help is inversely related to the number of bystanders."

Comment: Ambiguous (Score 1) 489

by LihTox (#48186617) Attached to: In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

The use of the words "Internet trolls" and "venom" leave a lot to the imagine. If we're talking about people who make death or rape threats, then I can see their point. But when I read "Internet troll" and "venom" I think of teasing, mockery, and people saying "you suck!" None of which should trigger a criminal investigation. I hope the law isn't as ambiguous as all that.

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